17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights

Including return international flights, airport transfers, small group experience, all accommodation, land and ocean safaris, exclusive excursions, daily breakfast, and more.

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  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
  • 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Uncover the treasures of South Africa, from its world-famous safari to more off-the-beaten-track gems, with a 17 day Spectacular South Africa deluxe tour.

This near-private experience is limited to only 8 people per group, so this style of travel has a decided VIP tone. The first stop is Cape Town, a peninsula-perched port city that boasts one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature – Table Mountain – as its backdrop. As well as a trip up to the mountain’s summit to take in the panoramic city views, your time in Cape Town also includes a sojourn into the Cape Winelands to learn about the region’s French Huguenot settlers and centuries-old vineyards. Head to Hermanus on South Africa’s Garden Route, but not before paying a visit to the penguin colony at Stoney Point and a boutique winery for a tasting in Hemel en Aarde. Also on the Garden Route agenda is Cango Caves and an ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna, and an unforgettable ocean safari from Plettenberg Bay to spot dolphins, seals and even whales.

Use Durban as a launching pad for discovering the culture of Zululand, and keep your eyes trained for pods of hippos and slinking African crocodiles while cruising the waters of Lake St. Lucia. The next experience is sure to make you the envy of friends and family back home: a safari drive through a private game reserve. This is just your first opportunity to spot Africa’s Big 5, so don’t fret if you don’t tick off sightings of every creature; there is a morning safari the next day, plus additional early and afternoon trips in the days that follow. Take a break from safari-spotting with a day excursion into Swaziland and visit a local village.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Cape Town

Head to the airport and board a South African Airlines flight to Cape Town.

Day 2: Cape Town

Welcome! You have arrived for your incredible African safari tour and will be met at the airport by a tour representative. A transfer takes you to the hotel and the rest of the day after check-in is free time.

Day 3: Cape Town (B)

Meet your tour guide after breakfast at the hotel and set out for your first full day of the trip. Your destination is the Cape Winelands. This area is planted with centuries-old vineyards and features incredible mountain scenery. There is no set itinerary to follow today, so whether you choose to visit the estates of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, or take in the region’s historical landmarks can be determined by the group upon arrival. Return to Cape Town in the afternoon.

Day 4: Cape Town (B)

Tick off a trip to one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature: Table Mountain. From the mountain’s summit there are spectacular views across Cape Town’s skyline and surrounding area. Afterwards, take a drive along Millionaire’s Paradise to Camps Bay, towards Hout Bay. Follow the coast-hugging Chapman’s Peak Drive (if open) and admire the impressive ocean views. There is a visit to the Cape of Good Hope in the afternoon.

Day 5: Cape Town – Hermanus (B)

Bid goodbye to Cape Town as you depart for Hermanus after breakfast. This breathtaking coastal route takes the group to the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden. You will also see the small breeding colony of African penguins at Stoney Point. Indulge in a wine tasting session at a boutique winery in the Hemel en Aarde area before arriving in Hermanus.

Day 6: Hermanus – Oudtshoorn (B)

Explore the clifftop paths of Hermanus and admire the views of Walker Bay this morning. Those travelling between July and November may even be able to spot whales in season. Lunch is taken in Barrydale and the group continues to Oudtshoorn for the night.

Day 7: Oudtshoorn – Knysna (B)

Delve underground to marvel at the limestone formations of Cango Caves, and then partake in a guided tour of an ostrich farm. The latter is sure to explain why Oudtshoorn has been dubbed the ostrich capital of the world. Move from Oudtshoorn to Knysna, crossing the Outeniqua Pass along the way.

Day 8: Knysna (B, L)

Board a cruise on the sparkling Knysna Lagoon towards nearby Featherbed Nature Reserve. You will return to Knysna for lunch and then have the afternoon as free time.

Day 9: Knysna – Tsitsikamma (B)

Travel to Plettenberg Bay for a thrilling ocean safari experience. Be on the lookout for seals and bottlenose and common dolphins during summer, or humpback and southern right whales in the wintertime. The group reaches Storms River in the afternoon.

Optional: Bungee Jump at Bloukrans Bridge
Get your heart pumping with one of South Africa’s quintessential adventure activities: a bungee jump from Bloukrans Bridge. Please note this is weather dependent. Additional cost applies
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Day 10: Tsitsikamma – Port Elizabeth  airplane-takeoff Durban (B)

Appreciate the natural beauty of Tsitsikamma National Park and take in the views of the Indian Ocean from Storms River Mouth. The tour then journeys to the airport in Port Elizabeth for a one-way flight to Durban. A tour representative meets you in Durban and assists with the hotel transfer. Tonight’s accommodation is located on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

Day 11: Durban – Zululand (B, D)

Make out for the small village of St. Lucia to the north of Durban. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there is a cruise on the village’s lake to help you fully soak in the area’s natural bounty. Plus, it is great for photography opportunities, too – be on the lookout for pods of hippos, elusive Nile crocodiles, and ample birdlife. The next stop on today’s agenda is a private game reserve where you will enjoy an afternoon game drive. Unwind in the evening over a sundowner and relax as you take in the exquisite sun set.

Day 12: Zululand – Swaziland (B)

Wake up with a steaming cup of coffee or tea; the perfect fuel for an early morning game drive on your quest to see Africa’s Big 5 (leopard, lion, rhino, Cape buffalo, elephant). Breakfast is followed by crossing into Swaziland, an independent kingdom entirely located within the borders of South Africa. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 13: Swaziland – Mpumalanga Province (B, D)

Pay a visit to a local chief’s village to learn about traditional Swazi culture. Cross back into South Africa and drive to the Sabie River Valley.

Day 14: Mpumalanga (B, D)lion-icon

Take in the scenic Panorama Route today. This view-blessed drive encompasses some of South Africa’s most stunning sites, including God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels at Blyde River Canyon. Head to Kapama Private Game Reserve for another open-vehicle safari, accompanied by an expert ranger and tracker.

Day 15: Mpumalanga (B, L, D)lion-icon

Today starts in spectacular fashion: an early morning safari drive. Keep a keen eye out for any wildlife you’ve not yet spotted – and don’t neglect smaller creatures or birdlife. Return to the lodge to relax, and then gather for an afternoon high tea and another safari experience. Expect to see a different side to the reserve as the reserve’s residents begin to come out as darkness falls.

Day 16: Mpumalanga – Hoedspruit  airplane-takeoff Australia (B)

A final early morning game drive kickstarts your last full day in South Africa. Return to the lodge for brunch, and then be transferred to Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport to board a return flight to Australia, connecting via Johannesburg.

Day 17: Australia

Arrive in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return South African Airways flights, including 23 kilograms of checked baggage, plus return airport transfers
  • One-way flights from Port Elizabeth to Durban
  • 14 nights’ twin share accommodation in premium boutique hotels
  • Luxury, small group experience with a maximum on 8 people
  • 5 incredible game drives throughout, including at Kruger National Park
  • Experience a wine tasting excursion at a boutique winery, an ocean safari experience, a cultural excursion of Swaziland and a cruise on Lake St. Lucia
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $599 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Excludes: Travel Insurance, Visas, personal expenses, tipping, anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 7 years.

Group size: 2- 8

Single Supplement: $1,499 per person in addition to your twin share voucher. You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Land Only: You can purchase this tour as land only (no flights) by clicking here.     

Coach Transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Cape Town: Floreal House or similar 
Hermanus: Misty Waves Boutique Hotel or similar 
Oudtshoorn: La Plume Boutique Hotel or similar 
Knysna: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar 
Tsitsikamma:  Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar 
Umhlanga: The Oyster Box or similar 
Zululand: Ubizane Wildlife Reserve or similar 
Swaziland: The Royal Villas or similar 
Mpumalanga: Country Boutique Hotel & Kapama River Lodge or similar 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds (subject to availability) 

Itinerary notes: The Cable Car station will be closed for maintenance from 6 July 2019 to 20 August 2019.

Tipping: If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

Driver/Guide: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of USD $5 per day/ per person. Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice. For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable. 

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

14 May
11 June
9 July
6 August
10 September
8 October  
5 November
10 December 

Peak season surcharges will apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth with South African airlines and their codeshare partners
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 23kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Early morning arrival may be required due to the flight’s schedule, early check-in to your hotel cannot be guaranteed
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

 Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return South African Airways flights, including 23 kilograms of checked baggage, plus return airport transfers
  • One-way flights from Port Elizabeth to Durban
  • 14 nights’ twin share accommodation in premium boutique hotels
  • Luxury, small group experience with a maximum on 8 people
  • 5 incredible game drives throughout, including at Kruger National Park
  • Experience a wine tasting excursion at a boutique winery, an ocean safari experience, a cultural excursion of Swaziland and a cruise on Lake St. Lucia
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout

 

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